Domain Name System (DNS) is a naming system used for the computers and devices that are connected to the internet or a private network. It helps in translating the domain names to different numerical IP addresses that are needed for locating and identifying the services.
- DNS is responsible for assigning Domain names and mapping them to different resources that have a separate domain.
- The Domain Name System helps in maintaining domain name hierarchy and allows translating the services between different address spaces.
- The Communication and the Name Service protocols implement the Domain Name System.
To fix this Error: "The DNS server can be accessed automatically with this IP address setting."
- Log in to the router user interface to configure the settings.
- From the left side of the window, click ADSL settings.
- Cross-check if you have entered the correct Multiplex method with the VCI settings provided by your Internet Service Provider.
- You can contact your Internet Service Provider if you do not have the information needed. Click the apply button to save your changes.
- Do not make changes to the other fields and directly scroll down to the router Mac address location option.
- Click on the radio button that reads Use this MAC address.
- In the space provided, enter the previous modem IP address used by the Mac.
- Hit Apply to save the changes on your router.
- Turn OFF the DSL modem router option.
- Wait 5 seconds and turn ON the DSL modem router. If the issue persists, proceed with the next solution.
You can configure the workstation and use the alternate DNS servers:
- Log in to the workstations' control panel.
- Locate the network settings and select the network connection that has the DNS error.
- Open the TCP/IP properties option of the network adapter.
- You can set the DNS servers to a static IP address such as 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206
Solution 2: Configure the router settings to use different DNS servers
- You can access the router bridge configuration to access the Basic Settings.
- Select the option USE THESE DNS SERVERS.
- You can key in the DNS addresses given by your Internet Service provider. (or 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 or alternative public DNS service like OpenDNS)
- Click the Apply button. If you need a remote assistance to resolve Netgear router DNS error, click the call button available on the screen.